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Early settlers were mostly Wendish immigrants who moved from the Serbin community six miles south. Notorious outlaw Bill Longley was hanged here. There is a historical marker at his grave in the cemetery on U.S. 290 west of town. Events include the Lee County Fair in May and a Fourth of July Celebration.

Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon.-Fri.

183 E. Hempstead St.


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